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Banking in the Middle East

I'm in Bahrain this week, chairing an annual conference called MEFTEC, the Middle Eastern Financial Technologies Exhibition and Conference.  If you're interested in banking, technology and the Gulf States, then here's my opening speech by way of background: Leveraging technology through turbulent times Welcome to …

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Banking in the Middle East

I'm in Bahrain this week, chairing an annual conference called MEFTEC, the Middle Eastern Financial Technologies Exhibition and Conference.  If you're interested in banking, technology and the Gulf States, then here's my opening speech by way of background: Leveraging technology through turbulent times Welcome to …

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Join2Grow shuts down

After inspiring Bank of America and HSBC to open small business community websites, Join2Grow, the first and some would say the best social finance website from a bank, is closing down at the end of this month.  I've used them as a reference for banking …

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A rationale on bank bonuses

Last week, I decided to post blogs for and against bank bonuses. I was surprised at the reactions to the case in favour, which drew more comments on a single posting  than most of my blog entries. This is obviously an emotive subject. By posting …

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The Banking Bird Feeder

I bought a bird feeder and hung it on the patio the other week. I filled it with seed every day to see if it would attract the birds. Within a week, there were hundreds of birds feeding on the continuously free and easily accessible …

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The Banking Bird Feeder

I bought a bird feeder and hung it on the patio the other week. I filled it with seed every day to see if it would attract the birds. Within a week, there were hundreds of birds feeding on the continuously free and easily accessible …

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How much is $1 trillion?

Thanks to Colin Henderson at The Bankwatch for posting this video, which I'm re-posting here: It's a great news item that puts the current stimulus packages into context. For example, it picks up on Bill Clinton announcing a $30 billion stimulus package in 1993.  Back …

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How much is $1 trillion?

Thanks to Colin Henderson at The Bankwatch for posting this video, which I'm re-posting here: It's a great news item that puts the current stimulus packages into context. For example, it picks up on Bill Clinton announcing a $30 billion stimulus package in 1993.  Back …

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